KEY APPOINTMENT looks the safest option as he finished a creditable third in heavy ground at Haydock on his racecourse debut last month. He had the re-opposing Tantamount well behind and makes more appeal than Grey Mirage, who was fifth on a fast surface here last month. Newcomers from powerful yards to consider include the 130,000 euros colt Energize and the half-brother to three winners, Attwaal. Aquilla, Sunpass, Homeric and Galletto are others to note in the betting.
Attwaal (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Qasirah.
Blue Pencil 100-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 31l behind Beyond Conceit (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Energize (FR) Pivotal colt out of Breathe.
Galletto (IRE) Azamour colt out of Galleta.
Grey Mirage 11-4fav (9-3) Slowly away, green and pushed along in rear, headway on wide outside and in touch 6f out, chased leaders 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Fennell Bay (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Homeric (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Al Saqiya.
Key Appointment 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, pressed from over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, soon eased, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Gold Rally (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Our Ivor Cape Town colt out of Caprice.
Sunpass Pivotal colt out of Tebee.
Tantamount 11-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 15l behind Gold Rally (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Totom Chief Sleeping Indian colt out of Serotina.
Underwritten 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, 10th of 13, 18l behind Bank On Me (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Ze King 150-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 32l behind Handsome Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Aquilla (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Dance Troupe.
Colima (IRE) Authorized filly out of Coyote.
Croftamie Selkirk filly out of Embraced.
Curly Come Home 66-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 14l behind Bank On Me (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.